Since 1942, The Times has won 41 Pulitzer Prizes, six of which are gold medals for public service.

2011 Public Service for the Los Angeles Times' exposure of corruption in the small California city of Bell where officials tapped the treasury to pay themselves exorbitant salaries, resulting in arrests and reforms.

2011 Feature Photography Barbara Davidson of the Los Angeles Times for her intimate story of innocent victims trapped in the city's crossfire of deadly gang violence.

2009 Explanatory Reporting Bettina Boxall and Julie Cart for their exploration into the cost and effectiveness of attempts to combat the growing menace of wildfires across the western United States.

2007 Explanatory Reporting Kenneth R. Weiss, Usha Lee McFarling, reporters, and Rick Loomis, photographer, for their richly portrayed reports on the world's distressed oceans, telling the story in print and online, and stirring reaction among readers and officials.

2005 Public Service for its courageous, exhaustively researched series exposing deadly medical problems and racial injustice at a major public hospital.

2005 International Reporting Kim Murphy, for her eloquent, wide-ranging coverage of Russia's struggle to cope with terrorism, improve the economy and make democracy work.

2004 Breaking News Reporting for its compelling and comprehensive coverage of the massive wildfires that imperiled a populated region of Southern California.

2004 National Reporting Nancy Cleeland, Abigail Goldman, Evelyn Iritani and Tyler Marshall for their engrossing examination of the tactics that have made Wal-Mart the largest company in the world with cascading effects across American towns and developing countries.

2004 Criticism Dan Neil for his one-of-a-kind reviews of automobiles, blending technical expertise with offbeat humor and astute cultural observations.

2004 Editorial Writing William Stall for his incisive editorials that analyzed California's troubled government, prescribed remedies and served as a model for addressing complex state issues.

2004 Feature Photography Carolyn Cole for her cohesive, behind-the-scenes look at the effects of civil war in Liberia, with special attention to innocent citizens caught in the conflict.

2003 National Reporting Alan Miller and Kevin Sack for "The Vertical Vision," a series on the Marines' vertical-lift Harrier aircraft.

2003 Feature Writing Sonia Nazario for "Enrique's Journey," a series on a boy's odyssey from Central America to find his mother in the U.S.

2003 Feature Photography Don Bartletti for his photos illustrating "Enrique's Journey"

2002 Feature Writing Barry Siegel for "A Father's Pain, a Judge's Duty, and a Justice Beyond Their Reach," a portrayal of how a child's fate entwined the lives of two good men haunted by their choices.

2002 Editorial Writing Alex Raksin and Bob Sipchen for a series of editorials exploring the issues and dilemmas of mentally ill people living on the streets.

2001 Investigative Reporting David Willman for his reporting on unsafe prescription drugs that had been approved by the U.S. government.

2000 Feature Writing J.R. Moehringer for tracing the harsh racial history of Gee's Bend, Ala., since the Civil War.